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US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: embassy move  has been condemned by Palestinians who claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. It  has prompted worldwide protests and has met widespread international criticism. Photograph: Abir Sultan

Less than a week after he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, US president Donald Trump ignited political chaos in the Middle East as Gaza erupted in(...)

Demonstrators mourn the deaths of Palestinian demonstrators as they rally before marching to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Dozens of chanting, singing Jewish demonstrators blocked a major Washington thoroughfare on Monday to denounce President Donald Trump’s order moving t(...)

Emergency services and Palestinians carry a wounded protester near the Gaza fence on Monday. At least 50 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the area on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

The contrast was grotesque. As Israeli and American dignitaries stood smiling on a platform in Jerusalem, hailing the transfer of the US embassy to th(...)

A worker hangs a road sign directing to the US embassy in Jerusalem earlier this month. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Ireland should join the US and move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli government has said. American officials are in Jerusalem for Monday’s (...)

 A Palestinian man assists a wounded protester during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia on Monday. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli soldiers have shot and killed at least 58 Palestinians and left another 2,700 injured during mass protests along the Gaza border, health (...)

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner (left) attend a reception for the US delegation ahead of the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Even by Middle East standards this promises to be an extremely tense week. On Monday, the inauguration ceremony takes place marking the controversia(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy representing Ireland with ‘Together’ backstage at the 63rd Eurovision at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/Miguel A. Lopes

Welcome to Eurovision 2018, Ireland (RTÉ One, Saturday, 8pm). You’re very lucky to be here. “We’re in with a big chance,” Marty Whelan’s voice told u(...)

Netta from Israel reacts to hearing she won the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

Israel decisively won the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, earning 529 votes, with Cyprus second in the voting with 436 votes. The Iri(...)

Ruqayeh al-Araj was five years old in 1948, when the war came to Walaja. She hopes one day she will be able to return to her old village

Ruqayeh al-Araj sits in the shade of the mulberry and pomegranate trees, overlooking the lush valley she has known since she was a child, and points i(...)

Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli forces at Palestinian demonstrators during a protest demanding the right of return, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, on Friday. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

At least one Palestinian was killed and more than 400 wounded from live Israeli fire and tear gas on Friday, as some 15,000 Palestinians participated (...)

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